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May 30th, 2001

Dining Rooms

I currently live in a one-bedroom apartment, and the majority of the time it’s just myself here. When I bought furniture for the place, I was rather pleased to get a kitchen table and chairs – I figured I’d look forward to bright, sunny days eating Cheerios at my table.

But I tell you, I’ve only actually eaten at the table twice since moving here. Most of the time the coffee table in my living room is more conducive to eating. So, the kitchen table is a hodgepodge. At any given moment my kitchen table contains the following items: magazines, unsorted mail, my easel with paints, a miniature Dennis Rodman figure, my keys, my wallet, my change jar, my old phone, unused pinstriping from my car, and on occasion, shredded soy cheese that has turned into a block.

Do you use your dining room table? If so, what for? -pm

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Terry M.
DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 12:14:07AM
Since I moved, my dining room table has been sitting on the balcony, and I have used either my coffee table or my computer table to eat. All my meals at home are eaten with my laptop and/or keyboard, as well as a plate of food, on my lap.

One thing that a dining room table is good for is eating truly messy foods such as lobster. That's something that's pretty difficult to do sitting at a sofa.

Yeah, it would be nice to eat a meal while doing something besides surfing the web, especially when it takes so long to prepare. Maybe I should buy some nice dinnerware, some candles, and some mood music CD's.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 12:26:15AM
Our kitchen table often has lots of mail on it, but I made it a point this past weekend to clean it off. When it is clean, I will sit at it. Sometimes it's nice to just eat a meal at the table with no distractions... you can focus on the food and the company a lot better.

Our dining room table is the classic scenerio -- we only use it when we have guests, mainly because it's a really (really) nice table that was handed down to us in excellent condition.

A lot of times, though, I end up eating in front of the tube if I'm eating alone.

FROM: Dave
DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 3:26:10AM
usually I end up eating in front of the tube or computer but sometimes I eat in the kitchen .. when I want to do this, I have to clean off my kitchen table as it contains all sorts of random things..

FROM: Tina
DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 8:48:46AM
I recently bought a sewing machine, and the veritable appliance has made its permanent home on my dining room table. If I put it away, I won't use it, so I leave it out so I'm forced to look at it every time I walk by. Good way to cut down on project procrastination.

FROM: Tina
DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 8:50:55AM
Oops. Meant to say "venerable appliance". I know how you guys are about that stuff.

FROM: Old Fezziwig
DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 8:56:55AM
My dining room table is an air hockey table.

DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 9:40:37AM
Tina - At least you didn't call it a venereal appliance.

We only use our dining room table for special occasions, really. Usually when the meal takes longer than an hour to cook, it just makes more sense to actually sit and enjoy it and make a big deal of it. :P

DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 10:30:56AM
Nothing wrong with a good venereal appliance.

When I moved, I jettisoned the dining table--no room for it at the new place. I don't miss it for meals, but I do miss it for the occasional project that requires a table. Those are now moved to the kitchen counter, where I have to stand. Meals are on the sofa with a rented movie.

DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 11:20:12AM
I wouldn't want a sewing machine to be a venereal appliance, though...

Our dining room table often has stuff on it, though we've gotten some new shelving in our kitchen, so that's not as true lately. What sucks about my kitchen is the lack of good counter space. I just can't get motivated to do some real cooking when it's such a hassle to find any space to work in.

FROM: Vinny
DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2001 -- 1:29:15PM
Our dining room is now our living room. Our living room is now DJ Binge's bedroom. Our coffee table is our magazine rack, remote holder, dining table, and desk.

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